Empire is a simulation of a global conflict between two to three implacable foes. No compromise is possible; each must strive to annihilate the other. The war is conducted over a large map, with land, sea and cities on it. Each player manipulates his armies, fighters and ships to try and smash the others, to reach the goal of total domination of the world. Empire is not a video arcade-type game. It is a thinking game, as it requires strategy and tactics instead of hand-eye coordination.